So here I am, a returning Smart subscriber. Opps! I did not gave away my Globe, my Postpaid is still with them. But since Smart’s speed in our place have improved, I decided to return back – that is after quitting 2 years ago from Smart Share-It.
Here is my current subscription with Smart – Smart Broadband Plan 999 Unlimited SIM-only subscription, with six months contract. But since, I signed up during the 2-day Switch Madness event, where I spotted this new Pocket WiFi. I got it for free. The new pocket WiFi is no longer the Huawei E5 but it seems Altacel has convinced Smart to use their device – Altacel Onetouch Y580Y.
If you were one of the switcher or new subscriber of Smart, you also get freebies during the event. Upon getting my item, they gave me four free items to take home. A drink, a donut, a Smart shirt and a Micro-SIM!
To check the usual pricing of this device, you can check Smart website here.
Check our our unboxing photos below.
Here’s what you find inside the box – the pocket wifi, USB charger, the 1500Mah battery.
The device has microSD slot, you can put up to 32G storage to it.
On the right side, you will find two buttons – power switch, you slide it and the WPS and connect button.
On the other side you will find the mircoUSB charger port and the reset button.
There is also a little LCD screen where you see stats of your connection, battery stats, your carrier’s name and how many are connected to your device.
Smart Pocket Wifi/Alcatel Onetouch Y580Y Specs:
- Bands:UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz, GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, WiFi:2.4GHz
- Network: HSPA+, HSUPA, HSDPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
- Supports USB 2.0
- Storage: Up to 32G via MicroSD
- Data Speed:
- HSDPA: 3GPP R7, up to 21Mpbs DL, HSUPA: 3GPP R6, up to 5.76Mpbs UL
- UMTS: up to 384kbps Download & Upload
- EDGE: up to 237Kbps Download; up to 118Kbps Upload
- GPRS: up to 85.6Kbps Download; up to 42.8Kbps Upload
Specs above was from Alcatel website, however the one provided by Smart says speed is up to 7.1 Mbps only.